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    Nile River Gunboat - Stern Wheeler
    24 Photos ยท 19 Likes ยท 9 Comments
    Boat Length
    48" (121.92 cm)
    Motor Type
    Brushed
    Drive Type
    Geared
    5 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง neilw
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    This one is nearly done, bought as part of a ยฃ15 auction lot of boats that didnโ€™t sell in a previous auction.

    Now identified as a Nile River Gunboat she was probably built about 40 years ago so trying to remain sympathetic in adding bits that donโ€™t look too new.

    The original builder had put in a lot of time and effort so would have been a shame not to restore it.

    Early photos show how it arrived, very dirty and covered in paint splatters. Have had to repair various fittings and source a suitable motor. New motor has 11:1 reduction gearbox and is connected the the 3:1 clockwork gearbox using pulleys and belt from a 3-D printer.

    Have added various parts including the dinghy, boat hooks, cannon balls, barrels, some tools and an engineer and stoker.

    Having fun tracking down 1:24 scale fittings and parts so think this one will be getting interesting stuff added to it as and when I find it.

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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Nile River Gunboat - Stern Wheeler
    5 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง tim morland ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
    โœง 16 Views ยท 0 Likes
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    Hi Neil,
    A lovely model. I am interested in late Victorian gunboats, torpedo boats etc. and would love to see pictures after refurbishment. I have found that on ebay there are many manufacturers (Cottage industries) of armaments for wargames that are accurately 3d printed. Some are more than happy to reprint stuff at different scales. Might be worth a look if you are missing anything. Also Osprey publishing (Vanguard series) sell a book "Nile River Gunboats 1882โ€“1918" for about ยฃ10.00. Lots of photos etc. Might be worth alook.
    Beat wishes Tim
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Nile River Gunboat - Stern Wheeler
    5 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Scamp ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Love all the details, great looking model ๐Ÿ‘
    Scamp
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    5 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ BarryS ( Warrant Officer)
    โœง 47 Views ยท 1 Like
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    Neil, that is quite a find. It has tremendous character and deserves your TLC to
    get her into her glory.
    If you are going to add even more detail be sure to post more pictures.
    Barry
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    5 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ jumpugly ( Lieutenant Commander)
    โœง 45 Views ยท 1 Like
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    I sayโ€ฆ
    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Nile River Gunboat - Stern Wheeler
    5 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ RodC ( Lieutenant)
    โœง 47 Views ยท 2 Likes
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    Those Gatling guns are formidable ! I bet she is the precursor to the A10 close-air-support Warthog
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    5 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ LewZ ( Captain)
    โœง 51 Views ยท 1 Like
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    What a wonderful looking model! I normally don't like it when someone posts a lot of photos. However, this model is an exception and deserves a look into all the "nooks and cranies".

    As for 1/24 scale, you might look into "G" scale - mighttbe something there.

    Lew
    Florida โ›ฑ๏ธ, USA
    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Nile River Gunboat - Stern Wheeler
    5 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Doogle ( Commodore)
    โœง 58 Views ยท 2 Likes
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    That's an amazing find for ยฃ15 well spent๐Ÿ‘. Looking forward to seeing how you progress with this ๐Ÿ˜Š
    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Nile River Gunboat - Stern Wheeler
    5 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
    โœง 56 Views ยท 4 Likes
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    Exquisite, great project Neil๐Ÿ‘
    Love the Gatling guns.
    Can't wait to see her chugging about๐Ÿ˜€
    Could imagine her on Lake Victoria with 'Humpty Gokart's' father/grandfather trying to sink her with African Queen the first.๐Ÿ˜
    Cheers, Doug๐Ÿ˜Ž
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    5 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง luckyduck ( Midshipman)
    โœง 61 Views ยท 4 Likes
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    That is one awesome model, that is fantastic in original detail, well done for finding it, and getting it back to usability



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